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Titans tender Twin City Thunder NCDC forward Christian Blomquist

The New Jersey Titans have announced today that the team has tendered Twin City Thunder NCDC forward Christian Blomquist.

Blomquist, 19, had fifty points (24 goals and 26 assists) in 50 games this past year. The Milwaukee, WI native was an NCDC All Star (American All-Stars).

“I am very honored and humbled to be joining the New Jersey Titans” said Blomquist. “I would like to thank Coach Doremus and the rest of the staff for the opportunity. I look forward to bringing a Robertson Cup to Middletown next May” concluded Blomquist.

“Christian is someone we have watched a lot this past season” stated Titians head coach and general manager Craig Doremus. “His production, size and hockey IQ were something that really drew our attention and we believe his best hockey is ahead of him. I think having the year of junior experience will be beneficial as he transitions to the NAHL. We are so excited to have him join our franchise for the upcoming season. We look forward to seeing him on the ice in August at camp” concluded Doremus.

Titans Forward Josef Glamos makes NCAA commitment to Buffalo State College

The New Jersey Titans, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that assistant captain and forward Josef Glamos has committed to play NCAA Division III Ice Hockey for the Buffalo State College Bengals, who play in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC). His commitment begins in the fall of 2020.

Glamos, 20, played two seasons with the NAHL club and had 43 points (24 goals and 19 assists) in 100 regular season games. This year the Baldwinsville, NY native had 24 points (15 goals and 9 assists) in 51 contests.

“I am just really grateful for all of my teammates, coaches and the organizations that helped me grow and develop throughout my career” stated Glamos. “I also would like to thank the billet families for opening their homes to guys like myself. Most of all, I would like to thank all of my family for sacrificing everything to allow me to chase my dreams” concluded Glamos.

“Buffalo State is getting an incredible young man in Joe Glamos” stated Titans head coach and general manager Craig Doremus.  “Joe was a huge part of our hockey team.  In his two years with our club Joe displayed such versatility as he was willing to even play defense when injuries depleted our lineup.  Joe’s game grew tremendously over the past year or so.  He played a major role in all situations for our team and was an assistant captain this past season.  Joe was the model for leadership and being a team player. He always put the team before himself.  I am so proud of Joe and am jealous that a program like Buffalo State gets to have him for four years.  We wish Joe nothing but continued success moving forward.  I can’t wait to follow his college hockey career” concluded Doremus.

Buffalo State College located in Buffalo, NY.  The Bengals are coached by Steve Murphy. This past season Buffalo State had an overall 12-12-2 record.

Titans select three forwards in NAHL Supplemental Draft

The NAHL held a supplemental draft today and the New Jersey Titans selected three forwards: Anthony Calafiore, Jack Ford and Jack Ring.

Calafiore, a Staten Island, NY native was taken 24th overall from the North Jersey Avalanche U18 team. The 2002 right-handed shot had 54 points (21 goals and 33 assists) in 30 games. He was a member of the Atlantic Youth Hockey League’s (AYHL) 18U premier championship team and BEAST U18 (National) Uncommitted Team. Calafiore has an NCAA Division I commitment to Robert Morris University.

Ford, the 2002 Stamford, CT native, was taken 70th overall. He had 30 points (13 goals and 17 assists) in 53 games for the Mount St. Charles Academy U18 team. He is a left-handed shot.

The Titans then selected Ring with the 78th pick. The Hingham, MA native played 35 games with the Northeast Generals of the NAHL last season. He finished the year with South Shore Kings      NCDC team and had seven points (3 goals and 4 assists) in 15 games. The 2000 birthyear is a left-handed shot and has an NCAA Division I commitment to the University of New Hampshire.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the three major additions we made to our franchise this afternoon” stated Titans head coach and general manager Craig Doremus. “Our staff, led by Matt Dibble, did a great job assembling a deep pool of talent and they did a great job of navigating the draft.  We think all three players will be big parts of our forward group next year” added Doremus.

“Anthony is a player I have known for quite some time dating back to his time with the Long Island Gulls and we believe his skill and tenacity will fit extremely well on our team. Jack Ford and Jack Ring are bigger bodies that will add an element to our lineup.  Ford comes off a great season with Mount St Charles and we are excited about his growth and development.  Ring has some experience in our league and heads into a super important season for himself as he prepares to go to UNH.  It was so great to be able to get back after it today and do some hockey business.  I want to thank our entire staff for their work.  We look forward to seeing the guys on the ice at main camp in August” concluded Doremus.

Each of the 27 NAHL teams were allotted three picks. The league’s main draft will be help on July 21. The Titans will be holding a pre-draft camp July 10 – 12 at the Middletown Sports Complex in Middletown, NJ. Players with birth years 2000-2004 can register by clicking here.

 

NAHL to hold supplement draft today

The 2020 North American Hockey League (NAHL) Supplemental Draft takes place today at 2:00 PM (Eastern Time).

The Supplemental Draft will consist of 81 selections with each of the 27 NAHL Teams receiving three picks. The draft order will be determined by the order of the NAHL Entry Draft.  In addition, each NAHL team will be been given an additional tender on May 13th, which can be used following the Supplemental Draft.

Titans fans can follow the team’s selections on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or one of the following:

1) Follow online at nahldraft.com

2) Follow each selection on twitter at: @NAHLHockey

3) Listen to a free live broadcast of the draft on HockeyTV

Here are some important reminders and informational bits about the draft:

Back on April 10th, the NAHL Board of Governors approved changes to the NAHL Player Procurement System due to unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, which prematurely ended the 2019-20 season and subsequent postponement of NAHL team Pre-Draft Evaluation Camps and NAHL Combines.

“The Supplemental Draft is necessary to serve as an additional outlet for teams to make decisions on how players performed in the 2019-20 season. A lot of time and effort has gone into scouting and recruiting. This way teams can make some decisions early,” said NAHL Commissioner and President Mark Frankenfeld. “Equally as important, the rescheduling of the NAHL Entry Draft was necessary to allow teams time to make decisions on how players perform at team tryout camps.  Players develop over the summer and some of the best players in the NAHL are discovered through the tryout process.”

Who is eligible for the NAHL Supplemental Draft?
Amateur players less than 21 years of age on December 31, 2020 who are not listed on an NAHL team roster or are listed on an NAHL team roster but played less than (10) NAHL regular season and/or playoff games during the 2019-20 season and did not accept a tender from an NAHL team prior to the 2020 NAHL Supplemental Draft are eligible for selection in the draft.

Do I have to register for the draft?
No. If you are eligible for the draft, each team will draft individual players largely based upon scouting throughout the season and/or a team’s needs.

How many players can each team select in the NAHL Supplemental Draft?
Each NAHL team has three (3) selections in the NAHL Supplemental Draft

What is the order of the NAHL Supplemental Draft?
Eligible teams shall make selections in each round in reverse order of their finish in the 2019-20 NAHL regular-season standings. New member clubs shall have their order of selection determined by lottery. If there is only one new member club, it shall have the first selection in each round.

Do prospective NAHL players have to register for the NAHL Supplemental Draft?
No, there is no registration process to be eligible for the NAHL Supplemental Draft.

Are drafted players eligible to try out for other NAHL teams?Unless agreed upon in writing by the two NAHL teams, tendered or drafted players are not eligible to try out for other NAHL teams.

Are drafted players eligible to try out for teams in other junior leagues?
Yes, all tendered and drafted players are eligible to try out for any team in any league other than the NAHL in the U.S. and Canada.

Will the results of the NAHL Supplemental Draft be posted on NAHL.com?
Yes, the results of the NAHL Supplemental Draft will be posted on NAHLDraft.com in its entirety upon completion.

Will the NAHL Supplemental Draft be broadcast?
Yes, the NAHL Supplemental Draft is scheduled to be broadcast with live round-by-round coverage on HockeyTV, official broadcast partner of the NAHL.

Will all NAHL tenders’ signings be posted on NAHL.com?
No, all tender signing will not be posted on NAHL.com. NAHL teams may make their tender signings public but are not required to do so.

What if a prospective player is not drafted, but is still interested in playing the NAHL?
Players not drafted but who still want to play in the NAHL are still eligible for selection in the NAHL Entry Draft on July 21st. After that, are encouraged to attend individual team’s open tryout camps.

When is the Titans Pre-Draft Camp?
The Titans 2020 Pre-Draft camp will be held from July 10 – 12 at the Middletown Sports Complex in Middletown, NJ. It is open to birth years 2000 – 2004. To register, please click here.

Titans Forward Shane Haviland makes NCAA commitment to Elmira College

The New Jersey Titans, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that forward Shane Haviland has committed to play NCAA Division III Ice Hockey for the Elmira College Soaring Eagles, who play in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC). His commitment begins in the fall of 2020.

Haviland, 20, a lifelong member of the Titans Youth Hockey Program, played two seasons with the NAHL club and had 43 points (11 goals and 32 assists) in 74 regular season games. This year the Sea Girt, NJ native had 33 points (8 goals and 25 assists) in 43 contests.

“I would like to thank the Titans organization for everything they have done for me, especially the ownership group of George Haviland and Jimmy Solovey” stated Haviland. “I also would like to thank my coaches – Craig, Bobby, Shaps and the rest of the staff for giving me the opportunity to play hockey at a high level and at home. And last, but not least, I would like to thank my teammates, who I call brothers. I would not be where I am today without them” concluded Haviland.

“We are so proud of and happy for Shane on his commitment to Elmira College” stated Titans head coach and general manager Craig Doremus. “In Shane’s two seasons with us he was a big part of our forward group and contributed so much offense for us. Shane will be a great player at Elmira, and we look forward to following his career there. We wish him and his family nothing but continued success” concluded Doremus.

Elmira College located in Elmira, NY.  The Soaring Eagles are coached by Aaron Saul. This past season Elmira had an overall 17-8-1 record.

NAHL announces additions and changes to Draft

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that it has made two major changes to the 2020 Draft process. The NAHL has added a new Supplemental Draft, which will be held on Tuesday, May 12th, while the regular NAHL Entry Draft will now be held on Tuesday, July 21st. Both Drafts will be broadcast live on HockeyTV and be done online at nahl.com.

The NAHL Board of Governors recently approved changes to the NAHL Player Procurement System due to unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, which prematurely ended the 2019-20 season and subsequent postponement of NAHL team Pre-Draft Evaluation Camps and NAHL Combines.

NAHL Teams utilize a mix of in-season scouting along with evaluation camps and NAHL Combines to select players in the Entry Draft.  The NAHL wanted to protect the 2019-20 in-season evaluation of players, while giving players the chance to showcase themselves to teams in the important evaluation camps teams have come to rely upon in building their rosters.

“The Supplemental Draft is necessary to serve as an additional outlet for teams to make decisions on how players performed in the 2019-20 season. A lot of time and effort has gone into scouting and recruiting. This way teams can make some decisions early,” said NAHL Commissioner and President Mark Frankenfeld. “Equally as important, the rescheduling of the NAHL Entry Draft was necessary to allow teams time to make decisions on how players perform at team tryout camps.  Players develop over the summer and some of the best players in the NAHL are discovered through the tryout process.”

The NAHL Supplemental Draft is scheduled for May 12th.  The Supplemental Draft will consist of 81 selections with each of the 27 NAHL Teams receiving three picks. The draft order will be determined by the order of the NAHL Entry Draft.  In addition, each NAHL team will be been given an additional tender on May 13th, which can be used following the Supplemental Draft.

The NAHL Entry Draft has been rescheduled for July 21st. Traditionally, NAHL Teams utilize a mix of in-season evaluation along with team tryout camps and NAHL Combine to select players in the Entry Draft.  The Entry Draft order will remain unaffected by the implementation of the Supplemental Draft. Prior to the Entry Draft, NAHL teams will turn in their protected list of tenders and veterans in order to determine the number of picks they will have in the Entry Draft.

The Titans will be rescheduling their camp dates which will be announced later.

Titans goalie McInchak makes NCAA D1 commitment to American International College

The New Jersey Titans, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that goaltender Ryan McInchak has committed to play NCAA Division I Ice Hockey for the American International College Yellow Jackets who play in the Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA). His commitment begins in the fall of 2020.

McInchak, 21, came to the Titans in early February. He appeared in eight games and had a 4 – 3 record with a 3.50 goals against average and .897 save percentage. He won four straight games and posted a 2.41 goals against and .937 save percentage during the win streak.

The Trenton, MI native was named honorable mention for the NAHL’s East Division’s Star of the Week for week ending March 8 where he posted a .968 save percentage and .87 goals against average.

“I am super excited for this opportunity at AIC and I’m thrilled to be a part of a growing program with a winning culture” stated McInchak. “I’d like to thank my family, teammates, coaches and friends for their support, especially Craig Doremus and the Titans organization. This would not be possible without Craig’s hard work and dedication to his players. I’m excited for the future at AIC and look forward to adding to their winning culture” concluded McInchak.

“We are extremely proud of Ryan and happy for him and the McInchak family” stated Titans head coach Craig Doremus. “Ryan’s time in New Jersey, albeit short, was an extremely positive one. His game rounded into shape and he was well respected in the locker room. He ended up having a couple of critical wins for us and you could tell he was going to play a big role for the team down the stretch. AIC is getting a very good goaltender and tremendous young man. We wish Ryan nothing but the best and look forward to following his career at AIC” concluded Doremus.

American International College is in Springfield, MA. The Yellow Jackets are coached by Eric Lang. AIC had an overall record of 21-12-1. The Yellow Jackets finished first in Atlantic Hockey with a 21-6-1 record.

Titans defenseman Danny Dimon makes NCAA commitment to Elmira College

The New Jersey Titans, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that assistant captain and defenseman Danny Dimon has committed to play NCAA Division III Ice Hockey for the Elmira College Soaring Eagles, who play in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC). His commitment begins in the fall of 2020.

Dimon, 20, played two seasons with the Titans. He had twenty points (3 goals and 17 assists) in 88 games. This year the Elmira, NY native had thirteen points (2 goals and 11 assists) in 49 games. He was a +18.

“I would like to start by thanking the Titans organization” stated Dimon. “The past two years have truly sculpted me into the man I am today both on off the ice. Craig and Bob never gave up on me and always gave me the opportunity to improve and show myself.  I will forever be grateful that I have had the opportunity to play for the Titans organization. Lastly, I would like to thank my family and friends. Their love, support, and passion for my success are the reason I am able to have this opportunity” concluded Dimon.

“We are extremely proud of Danny for his commitment” stated Titans head coach and general manager Craig Doremus. “What a special young man he has been in his two years with our team.  Danny established himself as a leader for our hockey club and was one of the true faces of our franchise.  Elmira is so lucky to get him for four years. He is going to leave such an impact on their team and campus.  I am so happy for the time we got to spend together, and I can wait to follow his career along throughout college” concluded Doremus.

Elmira College located in Elmira, NY.  The Soaring Eagles are coached by Aaron Saul. This past season Elmira had an overall 17-8-1 record.

Penney selected to NAHL’s All-East Division team; Doremus named East Division’s GM of the Year

The North American Hockey League today announced its All-Division teams and honors for the 2019-20 season.  The divisional teams and honors represent the four divisions in the NAHL as voted upon and selected by the league’s 26 head coaches. Titans defenseman Cade Penney was named to the All-East Division Team while Titans head coach and general manager Craig Doremus was the East Division’s General Manager of the Year.

Penney had thirty points (6 goals and 24 assists) in 51 games this season with two of his goals being game winners. The Thorton, PA native had a team high + 30 (fifth best in the league), and he was a member of the North American Hockey League’s Top Prospects Tournament’s East Division.

This season Penney made his NCAA Division I commitment to the University of New Hampshire.

Doremus’ team led the East Division with a 38-13-0-1 record for 77 points in 52 games. The wins and total points were the most in one season for the five-year-old franchise. In his four seasons at the helm of the Titans, Doremus has a 132-83-17-0 record (.568%). He was the head coach for the East Division team during this season’s Top Prospects Tournament.

The Titans were named the East Division’s organization of the year, a first for the team.

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Zona named to the NAHL’s All-East Division Rookie Team

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced its All-Rookie Teams for the 2019-20 season, as voted upon and selected by the league’s 26 head coaches. The NAHL has also named All-Rookie Teams in each of the four divisions. The Titans’ Brad Zona was named as one of the two defensemen for the All-East Division’s rookie team.

The 6’1”, 205 lb. defenseman had fifteen points (1 goal and 14 assists) in forty-seven games this season. He was a +22, second best among the team’s blueliners.

The Auburn, MA native is committed to play NCAA Division I ice hockey for the United States Military Academy (Army).

This is the second time this season that Zona has received league recognition. He was named honorable mention for the NAHL’s East Division’s Star of the Week for week ending February 9.

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Eligibility rules: NAHL players that have not played in a junior league or team prior to the 2019-20 season (any junior league or team in any location, foreign or domestic), or entered the season having played less than 10 NAHL regular season games, are considered rookies and eligible for All-Rookie recognition and honors by the NAHL.